Pramod Bhagat Secures Gold at Hulic Daihatsu Japan Para Badminton by Defeating Manoj Sarkar

Pramodh Bhagat. (Credit: IANS)

Bhagat defeated compatriot Sarkar 21-16 21-19 in the title clash that lasted 38 minutes to bag the yellow metal in Japan.

Para Asian Games gold medallist shuttler Pramod Bhagat continued his good run, bagging a gold medal in the SL3 singles category at the just-concluded Hulic Daihatsu Japan Para Badminton International tournament in Tokyo.

Bhagat on Sunday defeated compatriot Manoj Sarkar 21-16 21-19 in the title clash that lasted 38 minutes.

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India’s Tarun secured a bronze in the same category after going down in the semifinal.

Nehal Gupta and Naveen Sivakumar also secured a gold medal for India in the men’s doubles SL3-SL4 category beating compatriots Deep Ranjan Bisoyee and Manoj Sarkar 21-19 18-21 21-17 in the final.

Manisha Joshi secured a bronze medal in the women’s SL3 category, while Hardik Makkar and Ruthick Ragupathi bagged bronze in the men’s doubles SU5 division.

Thulasimathi Murugesan secured a silver in the women’s SU5 category and Manish Ramdass secured the bronze.

Manasi Joshi and Thulasimathi Murugesan then teamed up to win a gold medal in the women’s doubles SL3-SU5 category, beating the Indonesian pair of Leani Ratri Oktila Khalimatus Sadiyah 21-16 21-11 in the final.